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Fallout 4 has more dialogue than Fallout 3 and Skyrim combined, but no Three Dog

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Bethesda Softworks says Fallout 4 has more than 111,000 lines of speech, and if you think that sounds like a lot, you're right. In fact, it's more than Fallout 3 and Skyrim put together. Sadly, none of it will be spoken by the wasteland's finest DJ.

"Many years of #Fallout4 voice recording complete! Just over 111k lines," the studio tweeted. "More than Fallout 3 and Skyrim combined." This, of course, is because the Fallout 4 protagonist will, for the first time ever, actually speak. Given the size of the game—it's really big—that means it will require a whole lot more talking than was necessary in the past.

Unfortunately, there will be a whole lot less talking from one of Fallout 3's best characters. Erik Todd Dellums, the voice of Three Dog, confirmed in a separate tweet that he's not involved with the new game. "I admit, the finality of this tweet felt like a gut punch," he wrote. "Sad not to be included. Best with the game."

It is sad, isn't it? Three Dog, the man who warned us about the importance of taking care of our guns—"If your weapon is falling apart, the only Wasteland asshole it's gonna kill is you"—played a big part in bringing the Capital Wasteland to life, and I was really looking forward to hearing more from him in the next game.

Thanks, GamesRadar.

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Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.